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David Mark - Author

About the Author

David Mark was a journalist for over fifteen years, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post in its Hull office. Original Skin is his second novel, and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed bestselling debut and 2012 Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Dark Winter. He lives in Lincolnshire with his family.

 

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Featured books by David Mark

Original Skin

Original Skin

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

He squints his eyes against the glare on the glossy page. Knows, even before the image swims into focus, that the picture will be of a skinny young man with peacock feathers on his back, and a fleshy girl with blossoms and lilies upon her shoulder. Simon Appleyard and Suzie Devlin are two pleasure seekers defined by their flamboyant tattoos. Their lust for life is matched only by their hunger for taboo pleasures - a lifestyle that has just made them the deadliest enemy imaginable. DS Aector McAvoy has been a marked man all his life. A policeman with scars to his body and career, his fate will become linked with that of Simon and Suzie as painfully and intricately as tattooed markings on virgin skin.

Other books by David Mark

Cold Bones The 8th DS McAvoy Novel

Cold Bones The 8th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2019

It's the coldest winter in Hull for years. When McAvoy is told by a concerned stranger that an elderly woman hasn't been seen for a few days, he goes to check on her - only to find her in the bath, encased in ice: the heating off; the windows open; the whole house frozen over. It could be a macabre accident, but McAvoy senses murder. Someone watched her die. As he starts to uncover the victim's story and her connections to a lost fishing trawler, his boss Trish is half a world away, investigating a mysterious death in Iceland. Hull and Iceland have traditionally been united by fishing - in this case, they are linked by a secret concealed for half a century, and a series of brutal killings that have never been connected. Until now - when the secrets of the dead have returned to prey on the living.

Scorched Earth The 7th DS McAvoy Novel

Scorched Earth The 7th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Detective McAvoy investigates a murder and a missing person case in this dark and compelling thriller, for fans of Stuart MacBride and Peter May. The police think Crystal Heathers isn't missing. The trainee detective assigned to the case isn't so sure. McAvoy thinks someone was being held at the derelict building where they just found a body pinned to the wall...and that all the signs point to it being a little girl. But why would anyone not report a kidnapping? And how far would someone go to get revenge? The case will test McAvoy to breaking point - as the crimes of the present lead him to a final violent confrontation with an enemy from his own past.

Scorched Earth The 7th DS McAvoy Novel

Scorched Earth The 7th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Detective McAvoy investigates a murder and a missing person case in this dark and compelling thriller, for fans of Stuart MacBride and Peter May. The police think Crystal Heathers isn't missing. The trainee detective assigned to the case isn't so sure. McAvoy thinks someone was being held at the derelict building where they just found a body pinned to the wall...and that all the signs point to it being a little girl. But why would anyone not report a kidnapping? And how far would someone go to get revenge? The case will test McAvoy to breaking point - as the crimes of the present lead him to a final violent confrontation with an enemy from his own past.

Dark Winter The 1st DS McAvoy Novel

Dark Winter The 1st DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING RICHARD & JUDY PICK AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING SENSATION. MEET DS AECTOR MCAVOY, AND BEGIN DAVID MARK'S ADDICTIVE CRIME SERIES. DS Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves, a good man among the lazy and corrupt. Then on a cold day in December he is the first cop on the scene when a young girl is killed in Hull's historic church - and the only one to see the murderer. A masked man, with tears in his eyes... When two more seemingly unconnected people die, the police must work quickly. Only McAvoy can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God - and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the second instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Original Skin...

Original Skin The 2nd DS McAvoy Novel

Original Skin The 2nd DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

THEIR SINS WILL SEAL THEIR FATE - THE FOLLOW UP TO THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING DARK WINTER, AND BOOK TWO IN THE DS AECTOR MCAVOY SERIES. Suzie Devlin lived for pleasure - until her best friend Simon was murdered. Now Suzie seems to be in the killer's sights... Who wants her dead? And why? She's done nothing wrong... except, perhaps, get involved with the wrong person. DS Aector McAvoy has been a marked man all his life. He knows how one misstep can put you in harm's way. He's determined to protect Suzie, even if it means inviting danger to come to him... In a dark world of sin and retribution, he will stand against a killer to save a life. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the third instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Sorrow Bound...

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

DS AECTOR MCAVOY BOOK FOUR: TAKING PITY TAKES READERS FURTHER ONTO THE RICHARD & JUDY FEATURING, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING STREETS OF HULL. DS Aector McAvoy's family is in hiding. He has lost his way. His boss Trish Pharaoh gives him a distraction in the form of an old case. The Winn family was killed forty years ago: were the police right about who pulled the trigger? But McAvoy's enemies - the ruthless criminal organisation known as the Headhunters - are pitiless. They plan to take everything from those that stand in their way. And his cold case is strangely linked with the fire that's about to rain down on Hull... When McAvoy confronts the worst of killers and sinners, not everyone will escape unscathed. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the fifth instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Dead Pretty...

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

'Effortlessly blends the brutal and the tender, the dark and the light. Aector McAvoy is a true original. So is David Mark.' Mick Herron, author of Dead Lions DS Aector McAvoy's brother-in-law Valentine is missing. In New York City, half the world away. And the two men he travelled with have just been found in an open grave upstate: one dead, one as good as. McAvoy doesn't believe Valentine killed them. He does believe he's in trouble. And so he follows him to New York, determined to find out what happened. But Valentine is in more danger than McAvoy could have imagined. And McAvoy's walking into it right after him: into the darkness of murder, revenge, and a forty-year-old crime...

Sorrow Bound The 3rd DS McAvoy Novel

Sorrow Bound The 3rd DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED - THE THIRD DS AECTOR MCAVOY THRILLER FROM THE RICHARD & JUDY FEATURING, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING AUTHOR OF DARK WINTER. Philippa Longman did what we all aim to do. She did the right thing. She's about to pay for it with her life... DS McAvoy has spent his career playing by the rules. He has the scars to show for it. And his latest case will take him into a world in which good intentions make no difference to those with a thirst for revenge... Where ruthless killers go to any lengths to get their way... And where the most powerful thing anyone can do is stand firm against the darkness. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the fourth instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Taking Pity...

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Two men are taken into the woods. Forced to dig their own graves. But one of them survives the gunshot... The two men travelled from Ireland to America with another man, now missing, presumed guilty. His name is Valentine Teague. Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter - and DS Aector McAvoy's brother in law. Back home, Val's being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York. If McAvoy doesn't find out the truth, all hell will break loose, putting his own family in the crossfire. Investigating proves harder than he could have imagined. New York City is a different world, with different rules. Soon, he finds himself up against squabbling cops, mafias old and new, and the culmination of a crime forty years in the making. All McAvoy can do is the right thing. Even if it kills him...

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Three Irishmen went to America. One's dead. One's as good as. One is missing... The missing man is Valentine Teague. Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter - and DS Aector McAvoy's brother in law. Back home, Val's being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York. If McAvoy doesn't find out the truth, all hell will break loose, putting his own family in the crossfire. Investigating proves harder than he could have imagined. New York City is a different world, with different rules. Soon, he finds himself up against squabbling cops, mafias old and new, and the culmination of a crime forty years in the making. All McAvoy can do is the right thing. Even if it kills him...

Fire of Lies

Fire of Lies

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

A gripping new short story in the DS McAvoy series by David Mark, bestselling author of the Richard & Judy pick DARK WINTER. Eight months ago, there was a body in the barrel. Now there's just a mess.DS Aector McAvoy's latest case is proving a hard one to crack.Back in November, Paul Rouse was shot, welded into a beer barrel and sent floating down the Humber. The barrel's been traced to riverside pub The Trawl. It's the kind of place where the locals have plenty of secrets to keep. None of them are talking.To anyone else, the case would be a dead end.But McAvoy always finds a way...Fire of Lies introduces gentle giant McAvoy, his fierce boss Trish, and characters you'd only ever meet in a David Mark novel. It's Hullishly good.

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

The fifth novel in the DS McAvoy series by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson. Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days. One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means... DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers.

Erbarme dich unser. McAvoys vierter Fall

Erbarme dich unser. McAvoys vierter Fall

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2016

Seit dem Anschlag auf Detective Aector McAvoys Familie lebt seine Frau Roisin getrennt von ihm in einem Versteck. McAvoy kummert sich hingebungsvoll um seinen Sohn - nur er ist ihm von seinem alten Leben noch geblieben. Er lebt in einer heruntergekommenen Pension, zur Arbeit geht er nicht mehr. Doch seine Vorgesetzte Trish Pharaoh lasst nicht zu, dass ihr bester Mann sich vor dem Leben versteckt. Nur er kann ihr helfen, einen jahrzehntealten Fall zu losen. Gerade rechtzeitig kommt McAvoy zuruck. Denn seine Frau ist bei weitem nicht so sicher, wie er glaubt ...

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2016

Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days. One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means... DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers.

Bad Death

Bad Death

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2015

A gripping short story in the DS McAvoy series by David Mark, bestselling author of the Richard & Judy pick DARK WINTER. A Bad Death takes place between books 4 and 5 in the DS McAvoy series,Taking Pity and Dead Pretty. Will Blaylock died while on day release from prison. It was a bad death. But accidents will happen. Detective Sergeant McAvoy isn't convinced, though. And he owes a debt to Will's cellmate Owen Swainson: a debt formed in blood and fear when they came together to catch a killer. But their search for a murderer will rip open old wounds, and force old enemies out of hiding...

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

DS AECTOR MCAVOY BOOK FOUR: TAKING PITY TAKES READERS FURTHER ONTO THE RICHARD & JUDY FEATURING, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING STREETS OF HULL.'Exceptional . . . An exciting new talent' Val McDermidThey have taken DS Aector McAvoy's family. They have taken DCI Colin Ray's foundation. They have taken DS Trish Pharaoh's fight. Now the ruthless criminal network that has tightened its stranglehold on Hull intends to take everything that remains from those who dare to stand in its way. Taking Pity is a police procedural thriller that pulls no punches. It is the story of three officers who can take no more, and a merciless nemesis that takes no chances, no prisoners and no pity.Dead keen on DS Aector McAvoy? Then look no further than Dead Pretty, book 5 in the series . . .

Ewige Bue. McAvoys dritter Fall

Ewige Bue. McAvoys dritter Fall

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2014

Kein Motiv, keine Schuld, keine GnadeEigentlich kann Detective Aector McAvoy die Hrte seines Berufs ganz gut wegstecken. Er hat nur eine Achillesferse: seine Familie. Er liebt seine Frau Roisin ber alles. Sie hilft ihm, an das Gute im Menschen zu glauben. Doch jetzt versetzen brutale Morde das englische Stdtchen Hull in Angst und Schrecken. Und mit jedem Toten kommt der Mrder nher an sein Ziel: Roisin McAvoy.

Sorrow Bound

Sorrow Bound

Author: David Mark Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2014

Philippa Longman will do anything for her family. Roisin McAvoy will do anything for her friends. DS Aector McAvoy will do anything for his wife. Sorrow Bound is a powerful police procedural thriller about how those with the biggest hearts make the easiest targets; and how the corrosive venom of evil can dissolve the bonds between good people, until all they are bound by is grief.

Dein ist die Rache. McAvoys zweiter Fall

Dein ist die Rache. McAvoys zweiter Fall

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2013

Ein Handy, vergraben im Wald. Ein zweifelhafter Selbstmord. Ein Detective, der nicht aufgeben wird, bis er den Fall aufgeklart hat. Trotz Widerstanden innerhalb der eigenen Reihen und vom Polizeichef zum Schweigen verdammt, ermittelt Aector McAvoy in den hoheren Kreisen Yorks. Und riskiert dabei alles - selbst das Leben seiner Familie.

Beginning iOS 6 Development Exploring the iOS SDK

Beginning iOS 6 Development Exploring the iOS SDK

Author: David Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche, Fredrik T. Olsson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2013

The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development is back again for Beginning iOS 6 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS 6 SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode. There's coverage of brand new technologies, with chapters on storyboards and iCloud, for example, as well as significant updates to existing chapters to bring them in line with all the changes that came with the iOS 6 SDK. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the latest iPod touch. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using latest Xcode and the latest 64-bit iOS 6-specific project templates and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features. Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iOS 6 Development offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 6 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application. From there, you'll learn how to integrate all the interface elements Apple touch users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You'll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you'll learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You'll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there's much more! You'll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You'll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. The iOS 6 update to the bestselling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style

More iOS 6 Development Further Explorations of the iOS SDK

More iOS 6 Development Further Explorations of the iOS SDK

Author: David Mark, Jeff LaMarche, Alex Horovitz, Kevin Kim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2012

Interested in iPhone and iPad apps development? Want to learn more? Whether you're a self-taught iPhone and iPad apps development genius or have just made your way through the pages of Beginning iOS 6 Development, we have the perfect book for you. More iOS 6 Development: Further Explorations of the iOS SDK digs deeper into Apple's latest iOS 6 SDK. Bestselling authors Dave Mark, Alex Horovitz, Kevin Kim and Jeff LaMarche explain concepts as only they can-covering topics like Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using GameKit and network streams, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application e-mail, and more. All the concepts and APIs are clearly presented with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. If you are going to write a professional iPhone or iPad app, you'll want to get your arms around Core Data, and there's no better place to do so than in the pages of this book. The book continues right where Beginning iOS 6 Development leaves off, with a series of chapters devoted to Core Data, the standard for Apple persistence. Dave, Alex, Kevin and Jeff carefully step through each Core Data concept and show techniques and tips specifically for writing larger apps-offering a breadth of coverage you won't find anywhere else. The Core Data coverage alone is worth the price of admission. But there's so much more! More iOS 6 Development covers a variety of networking mechanisms, from GameKit's relatively simple BlueTooth peer-to-peer model, to the addition of Bonjour discovery and network streams, through the complexity of accessing files via the web. Dave, Alex, Kevin, and Jeff will also take you through coverage of concurrent programming and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications. The enhanced multitasking, threading, memory management and more are important. Apps are getting more and more complex, including sophisticated game apps that offer virtual or augmented reality experiences and new mapping views that take advantage of sensors and other APIs in the newest iOS 6 SDK. Whether you are a relative newcomer to iPhone and iPad or iOS development or an old hand looking to expand your horizons, there's something for everyone in More iOS 6 Development.

Learn C on the Mac For OS X and iOS

Learn C on the Mac For OS X and iOS

Author: David Mark, James Bucanek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2012

Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers, Dave Mark's Learn C on the Mac has been updated for you to include Mac OS X Mountain Lion and the latest iOS considerations. Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition is perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes contemporary OS X and iOS examples! This book also does the following: * Provides best practices for programming newbies * Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X and iOS -flavored approach * Includes updated source code which is fully compatible with latest Xcode After reading this book, you'll be ready to program and build apps using the C language and Objective-C will become much easier for you to learn when you're ready to pick that up.

Sterbensangst

Sterbensangst

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2012

Aector McAvoy ist Polizist. Ein guter Polizist. Und er muss einen Morder jagen. Seit Wochen versetzt der die abgelegene nordenglische Kustenstadt Hullin in Angst und Schrecken. Niemand ahnt, wann er wieder zuschlagen wird, welches Opfer er wahlen wird. Aber dann beginnt McAvoy zu verstehen. Erfolgt einem Mann, der eine Mission hat: Er will Gerechtigkeit. Um jeden Preis. McAvoy ist ihm auf der Spur - und riskiert dabei alles: seinen Job, seine Familie, sein Leben ...

Beginning iOS 5 Development Exploring the iOS SDK

Beginning iOS 5 Development Exploring the iOS SDK

Author: David Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2011

The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone 4 Development is back again for Beginning iOS 5 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode. There's coverage of brand new technologies, with chapters on storyboards and iCloud, for example, as well as significant updates to existing chapters to bring them in line with all the changes that came with the iOS 5 SDK. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the latest iPod touch. Every single sample program in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using Xcode 4.2 and the latest iOS 5-specific project templates and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features. Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iOS 5 Development offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 5 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application. From there, you'll learn how to integrate all the interface elements Apple touch users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You'll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you'll learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You'll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there's much more! You'll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You'll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. The iOS 5 update to the bestselling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style

iPhone Advanced Projects

iPhone Advanced Projects

Author: David Mark, Joachim Bondo, Dylan Bruzenak, Steve Finkelstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2009

As the fourth book in our series of iPhone Projects based on the work and experiences of iPhone, this volume takes on the more advanced aspects of iPhone development. The first generation of iPhone applications has hit the App Store, and now it's time to optimize performance, streamline the user interface, and make every successful iPhone app just that much more sophisticated. Paired with Apress's bestselling Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK, you'll have everything you need to create the next great iPhone app that everyone is talking about. Optimize performance. Streamline your user interface. Do things with your iPhone app that other developers haven't attempted. Along with series editor Dave Mark, your guides for this exploration of the next level of iPhone development, include: Ben Panda Smith, discussing particle systems using OpenGL ES Joachim Bondo, demonstrating his implementation of correspondence gaming in the most recent version of his chess application, Deep Green. Tom Harrington implementing streaming audio with Core Audio, one of many iPhone OS 3 APIs. Owen Goss debugging those pesky errors in your iPhone code with an eye toward achieving professional-strength results. Dylan Bruzenak building a data-driven application with SQLite. Ray Kiddy illustrating the full application development life cycle with Core Data. Steve Finkelstein marrying an offline e-mail client to Core Data. Peter Honeder and Florian Pflug tackling the challenges of networked applications in WiFi environments. Jonathan Saggau improving interface responsiveness with some of his personal tips and tricks, including blocks and other esoteric techniques. Joe Pezzillo pushing the frontiers of APNS, the new in iPhone OS 3 Apple Push Notification Service that makes the cloud the limit for iPhone apps. Noel Llopis taking mere programmers into a really advanced developmental adventure into the world of environment mapping with OpenGL ES.

Going Dirty The Art of Negative Campaigning

Going Dirty The Art of Negative Campaigning

Author: David Mark Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2009

Going Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon.

Going Dirty The Art of Negative Campaigning

Going Dirty The Art of Negative Campaigning

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2009

Going Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon.

Learn C on the Mac

Learn C on the Mac

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2008

Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers, this popular guide has been updated for Mac OS X. Don't know anything about programming? No problem! Acclaimed author Dave Mark starts out with the basics and takes you through a complete course in programming C using Apple's free Xcode tools. This book is perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes Mac OS X examples! Provides best practices for programming newbies Written by the expert on C-programming for the Mac Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X-flavored approach Includes updated source code which is fully compatible with Xcode 4

Beginning iPhone Development Exploring the iPhone SDK

Beginning iPhone Development Exploring the iPhone SDK

Author: David Mark, Jeff LaMarche Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2008

Are you a programmer looking for a new challenge? Does the thought of building your very own iPhone app make your heart race and your pulse quicken? If so, then Beginning iPhone Development is just the book for you. Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iPhone Development offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone and iPod Touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and installing Apple's free iPhone software development kit, then stepping you though the creation of your first simple iPhone application. You'll move on from there, mastering all the iPhone interface elements that you've come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, sliders, etc. You'll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. You'll master the art of table-building and learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You'll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using SQLite, iPhone's built-in database management system. You'll learn how to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES. You'll add multi-touch gesture support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the Camera, photo library, and Accelerometer. You'll master application preferences, learn how to localize your apps into other languages, and so much more. Apple's iPhone SDK, this book, and your imagination are all you'll need to start building your very own best-selling iPhone applications.

Going Dirty The Art of Negative Campaigning

Going Dirty The Art of Negative Campaigning

Author: David Mark Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2006

Going Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon.

One of the Boys

One of the Boys

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/12/2000

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